Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The transportation sales tax failed in DeKalb County by 51%-49%, which means a lot of people in the county voted yes. Fill out one of the fields below and find out out how your neighborhood voted.
The transportation sales tax failed in DeKalb County by 51%-49%, which means a lot of people in the county voted yes. Fill out one of the fields above and find out out how your neighborhood voted. For a recap of Tuesday's coverage of the TSPLOST vote, visit our blog and join the ongoing debate about the issue. Related Items:
She's racked up a huge lead over Edmond Richardson in District. 6. She has no Republican opposition in November.
Kathie Gannon, the incumbent DeKalb County Commission for District 6, won re-election Tuesday night in the Democratic primary. With all precincts reporting, she had 75.08 percent of the vote for the Democratic nomination, compared to 24.92 percent for her opponent, Edmond Richardson. "I've been working hard for the people in my district," Gannon said late Tuesday night. "I've developed relationships with the people in my district." The vote totals included mail-in ballots did not include provisionals. The provisional ballots could not change the outcome. Because no Republicans signed up to run for the seat in the November general election, the primary win is tantamount to re-election. Gannon has served on the DeKalb County Board of …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Before you vote in the Georgia Primary, read this.
The Georgia Primary is today. If you're registered to vote, go out and do your civic duty. If you haven't been paying too much attention, here's some nuts and bolts info. What: The Georgia Primary. When: 7am - 7pm Tuesday, July 31. Where to vote: If you don't know, go to the "My Voter Page" part of the Georgia Secretary of State webpage. The big issue: The regional transportation referendum, sometimes called T-SPLOST. A penny sales tax would pay for transportation projects that benefit the 10-county metro area. The North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area is also slated to receive some of their own projects. Also to be decided: Republicans and Democrats are picking candidates for the November general election for several DeKalb County offices, …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Get a refresher on the candidates and issues on the ballot Tuesday. These ballots allow you to see the exact wording of the transportation sales tax question and other issues.
Here are the official sample ballots for DeKalb County voters. To generate a personalized sample ballot and to check on your polling place, go to the My Voter page of the state Board of Elections and enter your name, county and birthday. (This will only work if you are currently registered to vote.)
Monday, July 23, 2012
Nearly 5,000 voters have taken advantage of early voting in the July 31 general primary election.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Since early voting for the July 31 General Primary, Nonpartisan and Special Election kicked off earlier this month, 4,898 voters have hit the polls in DeKalb County, with an additional 3,305 absentee ballots received by mail. Voters wishing to avoid the lines on Election Day, set for July 31, have until July 27 to cast early ballots. Now until July 27, residents can vote at the Voter Registration & Elections' main office, including the Accessible-only Poll, 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur. The polls will be open from 7am to 7pm through July 27. In addition, the following voting locations are now open to accommodate voters: Downtown Decatur – Clark Harrison Building 330 W. Ponce de Leon, Room A Decatur, GA 30030 Hours: 7am - 7pm South DeKalb…
Friday, July 6, 2012
Forums will July 10 and 12 for DeKalb School Board, DeKalb County Commission and Public Service Commission candidates.
Candidate forums and meet-and-greets will be held soon for these races. DeKalb County Board of Education DeKalb County CEO and County Commission Georgia Public Service Commission